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Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:56:24 -0400

Last Build Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:56:24 -0400

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Republicans Struggle To Govern And Democrats Search For A Message

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Trumps disparages his Attorney General, Senate Republicans try to overcome differences on healthcare, and Democratic leaders try to re-engage with voters: NY Times reporter Peter Baker on what's going on in Washington and Democrat Jason Kander on how the Democratic Party can grab the momentum.

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Inside Washington And Using Smart Phone Data To Treat Mental Illness

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

CNN senior congressional reporter, Manu Raju, on healthcare, meetings with Russians and other Washington news stories, then, how smart phones could be used to help treat diagnose and treat mental illness

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Our Opioid Addiction Crisis And A Theatrical Take On Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Two perspectives on the magnitude of the the opioid addiction crisis we face in this country, then, what a new play based on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia teaches us about political polarization and compromise.

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The Retreat Of Western Liberalism And How Charlotte Bronte Came To Write “Jane Eyre”

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Financial Times columnist Ed Luce explains what has given rise to populism in the West. Then, a Georgetown professor on the parallels between Charlotte Bronte's life and that of her famous protagonist Jane Eyre.

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Rollbacks At The EPA And Walking With Diana Nyad

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Fast action at the EPA on President Trump's pledge to roll back environmental regulations, then, epic swimmer Diane Nyad on the many benefits of walking.

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The Senate’s Health Care Bill And What We Learned From Voters In Georgia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Senate GOP leaders press ahead on a health care reform bill: What's in it, what's not, and will voters like it any better? Then, lessons learned from the Republican victory in a Georgia special election on Tuesday.

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Recent Gun Violence, Calls For Unity, And What State Election Results Can Tell Us About National Trends

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Perspective on recent gun violence and calls for unity, then, what election results in state races may tell us about national trends

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Russian Election Interference And Pressure On Tech Companies To Police Content

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

What we know so far about Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential campaign, then, new pressure on social media and other tech companies to become more pro-active in policing content.

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The Challenge Ahead For The Democratic Party And Actor Alan Alda

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, on what the Democratic party needs to do to regain its momentum, and actor Alan Alda on the importance of being a good communicator

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The Trump-GOP Bargain And Trump Family Business Entanglements

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Why the bargain the GOP and President Trump may be unraveling and more questions about Trump family business entanglements here and abroad

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